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    Mar 27, 2023  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars

The University Catalog includes the key dates from the University’s Academic Calendars (excluding the Washington College of Law) as of the Catalog’s publication. For the complete Academic Calendars, including updates made after this catalog’s publication, go to: For the full Washington College of Law (WCL) of American University academic calendar, go to:

In any specific calendar, the add/drop/withdrawal, refund, grade change, and final grades schedules apply to all course offerings with the standard schedule presented in that calendar. Add/drop/withdrawal, refund, and grade change schedules for courses on nonstandard schedules are calculated proportionately based on the percentage of the course completed. For more information, go to: Final grades are always due 72 hours after the official end date of the course.

Note: Per the American University Spring Plan 2021 announcement of October 26, 2020, the Academic Calendar for On-Campus Programs  and the Academic Calendar for Online Programs in SOE  have been revised to reflect the Spring 2021 start date of January 19, 2021 (previously January 11, 2021), the cancellation of Spring Break (previously March 7-14, 2021), and related changes to add/drop/withdrawal, refund, and grade change dates.